Oct 21, 2012 2:00pm EDT
killing of our ambassador, chris stevens. >> the issue has been there's been inconsistency from the administration as to how they described it. the president did call it an act of terror the day before but also made reference to the potential that this was a response to a video that was getting -- an anti-islam video that was causing disruptions in egypt as well. this is how paul ryan is describing the situation. he did it in a radio interview on friday. >> the problem is their story continues to shift. they fail to answer the basic questions about what happened. so his response has been inconsistent. it's been misleading. and more than a month later, we still have more questions than answers. the benghazi thing would be a tragedy in and of itself if it was an isolated incident. the problem is it's not isolated but a picture of the broader story of the absolute unraveling of the obama administration's foreign policy. >> david, as you know, the argument is that this central claim of the administration to have dealt a withering blow to al qaeda, including killing osama bin laden, is u
Oct 14, 2012 8:00am PDT
the consulate when ambassador chris stevens was killed. this came up in the vice presidential debate, and biden answered, and then romney answered the following day based on that answer. let me play both of those now and we'll discuss it. >> and they wanted more security. >> well, we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> he's doubling down on denial. and we need to understand exactly what happened as opposed to people just brushing this aside. when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony, of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. and we're going to find out. >> it sounds, governor granholm, you have the vice president and the white house saying the next day, well, it didn't come directly to the white house. there were other people who handle all of that. the white house is saying one thing. the state department another. the white house saying the intelligence community gave them this information. kind of distancing themselves from that.
Oct 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
the fbi couldn't get in there, even to investigate, because of security. and this from steven hayes of the weekly standard, which i think we should talk about. he writes in the magazine, the man suspected of organizing the attack on the u.s. consulate spent two leisurely hours sipping a strawberry frap on a patio and boasted he wasn't even questioned by the united states. it raises an obvious question. why is it more than a month after the attack a reporter can spend more than two hours with the alleged mastermind and no u.s. agent has approached him? >> well, by the way, president obama still did take out osama bin laden, and there's no question about that. and the leadership of al qaeda in many ways has been decimated, has been severely beat back. that doesn't mean that al qaeda has disappeared from the world, and the administration has never claimed such a thing. no question process has been made. it's chaos on the ground. for every report about one group participating, there's another report that it wasn't organized, it was a terrorist group but not necessarily linked to al qaeda.